But Lo! Merkel plans to neuter the German Constitution because the Constitutional Court which presides over it has the power to scupper EU plans for "ever closer union".
The Lisbon Treaty and the ESM Treaty are, in effect, "enabling acts" of a type Hitler and Stalin would have been proud. But this time, the jurisdiction is the entirety of the EU, not just Germany.
Cognisant of this, will the EU fanatics in the Eurozone still be happy to sign up to the ESM Treaty? Will their people let them?
Will we let them?
Update: Some argue that in order for Merkel to ratify the ESM Treaty, she'll have to hold a referendum. To them, I ask "who will, by the force of law, enforce a referendum, if not the Constitutional Court?".
If Merkel neuters that court, German sovereignty is toast.
- Dr Sean Gabb reviews "Time to Say No: Alternatives to EU Membership" and argues that the UK government seeks to make itself unaccountable via supranational bodies and treaties
- German Constitutional Court at Risk of Losing Power - Der Spiegel